NMNH A172311

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About this Bannerstone

BA#

84

Catalog or Accession #

A172311

Date Studied

6/11/19

Bannerstone Type

Material

Perforation

Condition

Provenance/Provenience

Found near Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio. Purchased from Mrs. Annie E. Frazar for $2.00 on June 14th, 1895

Location

Color

Olive gray with dark greenish black banding

Width (cm)

18.7

Height (cm)

3.4

Diameter of Perforation (cm)

2.6

Depth at Edge (cm)

0.3

Weight (g)

237.4

Notes

The Pick bannerstone was broken diagonally across the perforation either because the stone is weakest at the perforation or because it was intentionally broken as is common with bannerstones during the Archaic period. The break is along the banding which might indicate that it was struck at the perforation and broke in a perfect oval along the banding. At some point after it was broken, possibly in the Archaic period, two holes were drilled to repair the stone with some kind of plug. Both pieces were additionally glued with adhesive presumably in the 19th century. Mrs. A. E. Frazar is written on the stone.

Date

6000-1000 BCE

Rights

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Images may be downloaded and used freely for teaching and personal use. Include the credit line “© Anna Blume, 2019, Courtesy of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution” along with the object’s Catalog Number. Publishing of images is permitted with additional permission from the NMNH. For additional publishing questions, contact bannerstone@fitnyc.edu

Citation

“NMNH A172311,” FIT Archaic Bannerstone Project, accessed January 20, 2021, https://bannerstone.fitnyc.edu/items/show/241.

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